Korea Republic vs Portugal highlights
Hwang Hee-chan’s late strike sealed a comeback victory to send South Korea into the Round of 16 at the 2022 FIFA World Cup on goals scored ahead of Uruguay.
Paulo Bento’s side fell behind early on when Ricardo Horta stroked home Diogo Dalot’s cross to put Portugal, who had already secured their place in the knockout stages after wins over Ghana and Uruguay, in the ascendancy.
But South Korea, knowing only a win would give them any hope of progressing, responded well and Kim Young-gwon lashed home an equalizer in the 27th minute after Portugal had failed to clear a corner.
As the second half progressed, with Uruguay leading Ghana 2-0 in the other group game, South Korea knew that one goal would see them overhaul Luis Suarez and company into second place.
And in the 91st minute, they counter-attacked after a Portugal corner and Son Heung-min raced clear, before slipping a pass into substitute Hwang, who finished superbly.
South Korea still had to wait around nine minutes until the Uruguay-Ghana match concluded before their qualification behind Group H leaders Portugal was confirmed — and a probable last-16 meeting with Brazil.
The Sporting News tracked live scoring updates and highlights for Portugal vs South Korea at the 2022 World Cup. Follow below for complete results from the Group H match in Qatar.
FULLTIME: Portugal 1 South Korea 2
They’ve done it! South Korea have found the victory they needed and put themselves on the brink of qualification…unless Uruguay can find a goal in six more minutes of added time against Ghana.
90th min+6: We’re into the final minute of added time…
90th min+3: A reminder that goal means South Korea are going through as things stand — unless Uruguay score again against Ghana. We’ll keep you posted…
90th min+1: GOAL FOR SOUTH KOREA! Incredible! Swift counter-attack from a Portugal corner sees Son race clear. He shows great composure as the Portuguese defenders close in, slipping in Hwang Hee-chan to slide his shot under the keeper!
Portugal vs. South Korea score
POR – Ricardo Horta (5th min)
KOR – Kim Young-gwon (27th min)
KOR – Hwang Hee-chan (90th+1 min)
Portugal (4-1-2-1-2, right to left): 22. Costa (GK) —2. Dalot, 3. Pepe, 24. A. Silva 20. Cancelo — 23. M Nunes, 18. Neves — 16. Vitinha, 17. Mario, 21. Horta — 7. Ronaldo
South Korea (4-2-3-1, right to left): 1. S. Kim (GK) — 3. J. Kim, 20. K.W. Kwon, 19. Y. Kim, 15. M.H. Kwon — 5. Jung, 6. Hwang — 10. J.S Lee, 18. K.I Lee, 7. Son — 9. Cho